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Librivox: Brazilian Tales by Various show

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"Brazilian Tales" is a collection of six short stories selected by Isaac Goldberg as best representative of the Brazilian Literature of his period - the end of the 19th century. His comprehensive preface aims at familiarizing the reader with a literature that was - and still is - virtually unknown outside the boundaries of its own land, and the pieces chosen by Goldberg to be translated belong to writers that reached popularity and appreciation while still alive. This "pioneer volume", as the translator himself puts it, still keeps its charm and interest as a way of offering to the English speaking public some "sample cases" of Brazilian Literature. (Summary by Leni)

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Librivox: Short Poetry Collection 073 by Various show

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This is an open collection of poems for the month of November 2008.

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Librivox: Leviathan (Books III and IV) by Hobbes, Thomas show

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In Books 3 and 4 of Leviathan , Thomas Hobbes elaborates on the political philosophy set forth in the first two books, by considering the nature of a Christian commonwealth. Book 3 begins with a wealth of biblical scholarship, directed at establishing the authority of Scripture while at the same time undermining modern claims to supernatural revelation that would subvert civil law. Hobbes concludes that we cannot be sure of anyone else's divine revelation, and that religious authority is therefore subordinate to civil power. Book 4, titled “Of the Kingdom of Darkness,” sets forth the various ways in which Scripture has been misinterpreted by the church, according to Hobbes, in mixing pagan elements with Christianity. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Leon Mire)

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Librivox: Jerusalem by Blake, William show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Jerusalem by William Blake. This was the fortnightly poetry project for November 30th, 2008.

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Librivox: In Search of the Castaways by Verne, Jules show

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The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland decide to launch a rescue expedition. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known. Lord Glenarvan makes it his quest to find Grant; together with his wife, Grant's children and the crew of his yacht the Duncan they set off for South America. An unexpected passenger in the form of French geographer Jacques Paganel joins the search. They explore Patagonia, Tristan da Cunha Island, Amsterdam Island, Australia and new Zeland and find Captain Grant at last. (summary from Wikipedia).

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Librivox: Römische Geschichte Buch 8 by Mommsen, Theodor show

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Römische Geschichte Achtes Buch Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) Language: Deutsch (German) Mommsen erhielt für die Römische Geschichte 1902 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Römische Geschichte Achtes Buch (Ausgabe von 1902): Laender und Leute von Caesar bis Diocletian Das achte Buch schließt diese Reihe. Das sechste und siebente Buch veröffentlichte Mommsen nicht.

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Librivox: Supreme Personality by Croft, Delmer Eugene show

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Life is self-realization. Every birth is divine. We are born anew every morning. My wish is that you may catch the gleam, be freed from limitations and enter upon your boundless possibilities. To bring you into the throne-room of your being, that you may awaken in self-realization, is why I have prepared this course of lessons. Should you give five minutes a day to them, in a year you will know the joy there is in Life, in Power, and in Service. (from the text)

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Librivox: Aquis submersus by Storm, Theodor show

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Das rätselhafte Porträt eines toten Knaben und die Aufzeichnungen des Malers Johannes aus dem 17. Jahrhundert führen den Erzähler der Rahmengeschichte auf die Spuren einer unglücklichen Liebe und zur allmählichen Enthüllung des Schicksals des gemalten Kindes.(Summary by Al-Kadi)

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Librivox: Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 005 by Various show

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Eine Sammlung 10 deutscher Gedichte für LibriVox.

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Librivox: Land God Forgot, The by Service, Robert W. show

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Land God Forgot by Robert Service. This was the weekly poetry project for January 25th, 2009.

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